One of the most technically advanced metro car designs on trial at the moment is a six-car prototype trainset for the Ginza line of Teito Rapid Transit Authority. The traction equipment features gate turn-off thyristors that do not need separate commutation circuits. Thanks to the use of high frequency choppers with microprocessor gate control, their size and weight has been significantly reduced and reliability improved. The first of 14 production trainsets now on order is to be commissioned in November with 26 more needed to complete re-equipment of the Ginza line.

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    IPC Transport Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quandrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Satoda, K
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00382313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM